L’Oréal USA has announced plans to achieve carbon neutrality in 2019 for all 21 of its US manufacturing and distribution facilities via a financially sustainable approach that could serve as a model to support renewable natural gas (RNG) in the future.

In order to achieve this milestone, the French beauty giant’s US arm is adding to its diversified energy portfolio with RNG purchased from a new processing facility in Kentucky. The gas purchased is expected to eliminate the carbon equivalent of 1.8 million gallons of gasoline consumed every year.

“Achieving carbon neutrality for all of our Operations facilities furthers our commitment to being a sustainability leader in the United States,” said Frédéric Rozé, President and CEO of L’Oréal USA. “We have seen that a dedication to sustainability fosters innovation, inspires creativity and builds a strong team spirit. This new milestone can be credited to our passionate teams and their vision in finding a new renewable energy approach that benefits one of our local communities while being a long-term, financially viable solution.”